Scientific Name: Anthurium andraeanum (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: anthurium, flamingo flower
Family Name: Araceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Deltoid, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Spadix (& spathe), White, Violet, Purple, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Jan-Dec
Fruit: Berry (true), Green, Red, Jan-Dec
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate-deltoid with cordate bases (unlike peace lily), most blades 10-20cm long x 7-14cm wide, petioles 10-20cm long; spathe is waxy, heart-shaped, and red (purple, pink, and white cultivars); spadix is fleshy and covered with tiny florets.